ARE YOU LIVING IN A FISH BOWL?...
|LEFT: We used Artscape in the Etched Glass pattern. TOP: Be sure to carefully mark your cutting line.
BOTTOM: Use a very sharp exacto blade and long straight edge to cut the film.
I wanted to leave a 1/2" border between the edge of each window and the film. I did this for three reasons. 1. If you make a slight boo boo while measuring or cutting, it is easily adjusted while affixing the film 2. it adds interest to the overall look and is more professional looking 3. it allows for peeking out the window if necessary.
It is always wise to follow the manufacturer instructions when attempting something for the first time. This procedure requires that you spray the window with a mixture of water and a drop of soap. I recommend that you do this, but do not soak the window as the film will move around too much. It was also helpful when squeegeeing to spray the outside of the film also. It takes a bit of time to work the air bubbles out, but it is well worth the effort to get a glazed look for a fraction on of the cost. The other great advantage to this method is it is completely removable.
The completed front door, side lights and hall window. Easy peasy, economical and provides the necessary privacy while allowing the hall to remain bright. Ingenious!